Technology

Garmin reports a strong quarter and raises its profit outlook

The Switzerland-based company, which maintains its operating headquarters in Olathe, said earnings climbed to $182 million for the three months that ended June 28. That was up from earnings of $172.5 million for the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue increased 12 percent in the quarter to $777.8 million.

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AMC reports a big quarterly drop in revenue and earnings

AMC Entertainment Holdings said total revenue for the three months that ended June 30 was $726.6 million, compared with $762.7 million for the same quarter a year earlier. The Leawood-based company said ticket revenue accounted for $478.7 million in the second quarter, compared with $515.3 million for the second quarter of 2013.

Pie Five Pizza Co. to open five more area restaurants by mid-2015

Pie Five Pizza Co. is in expansion mode with five more area restaurants planned to open by next summer — in Leawood, Mission, Overland Park, Westport and Topeka. The first Pie Five opened in Fort Worth in 2011, combining handmade pizzas with fresh ingredients and the latest high-speed baking techniques. Customers can select from a variety of choices in crust, sauce, cheese, greens, meats and vegetables. The Pie Five name comes from the five minutes it takes to make the custom or specialty pizzas.

KC area job growth pales in comparison with many metro areas

Area employers had about 2,200 more workers on their payrolls in June 2014 than June 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. The Kansas City area’s unemployment rate for June was estimated at 6.3 percent, up from 6.1 percent in May but down from 6.6 percent in June 2013.

Pie Five Pizza Co. to open five more area restaurants by mid-2015

Pie Five Pizza Co. is in expansion mode with five more area restaurants planned to open by next summer — in Leawood, Mission, Overland Park, Westport and Topeka. The first Pie Five opened in Fort Worth in 2011, combining handmade pizzas with fresh ingredients and the latest high-speed baking techniques. Customers can select from a variety of choices in crust, sauce, cheese, greens, meats and vegetables. The Pie Five name comes from the five minutes it takes to make the custom or specialty pizzas.

KC area job growth pales in comparison with many metro areas

Area employers had about 2,200 more workers on their payrolls in June 2014 than June 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. The Kansas City area’s unemployment rate for June was estimated at 6.3 percent, up from 6.1 percent in May but down from 6.6 percent in June 2013.

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Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

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Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have announced an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public company.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have announced an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public company.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Profit and revenue increase at Euronet

The Leawood-based company, which operates a global electronic payments network, said it earned $20.5 million during the quarter, up from $18.2 million in the same period last year. Revenue climbed 14 percent during the quarter to $395.5 million.